Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Some stats for the 2017 Dungarvan 10 mile road race

Friday, February 10, 2017

Some stats for the 2017 Dungarvan 10 mile road race

The annual Dungarvan 10 mile road race in Co.Waterford is one of the biggest races on the calendar and attracts a huge number of runners from Cork. The chart below shows the clubs who had more than 20 members in the results...


Some points...

1) As expected, the host club West Waterford AC has the highest number of finishers. At the end of 2016, the club had 326 adult members and they had 134 finishers, 41% of their membership.

2) The Red dots shows just how clubs from Cork are some of the biggest in the event. In most races, it's usually local clubs who are the largest. In this case, four clubs from Cork and one from Tipperary had more finishers than Waterford AC who might have been expected to be the second largest.

3) Looking through the rest of the results with clubs less than 20 members, the pattern is the same...mostly from Cork. It's probably safe to assume that the bulk of the non-club runners are from Cork as well. In many ways, it's almost like a Cork race that was held in Co.Waterford ;o)

4) The catchment area for the Dungarvan 10 mile road race is about 100kms or 60 miles. The vast majority of the runners are within this distance. Relatively few travel from Dublin or elsewhere in the country.

Gender balance.........This is a breakdown of men and women...


Usually, the percentage of women in a 10 miler / half-marathon is about 40-42 %. The figure of 45.1% is probably a bit higher than usual. It is certainly a big change from say 10-15 years ago when the figure might have been down around 30%.

Male numbers........This is a breakdown of the men....


One interesting thing to note here is that there is no M35 category like in the women. If there were then you'd probably see that the bulk of the Senior Men (MS) shown above are aged 35 and over.

Female numbers.....This is a breakdown of the female numbers.

As you can see, the number of F35 women is almost the same as the number of F40 women. It's probable that most of the Senior Women (FS) are most likely in the 30-34 age category. This would follow the membership stats for most adults in athletic clubs i.e. the vast majority are aged 30 and above with relatively few people in their 20's running.

Results and links to thousands of photos can be found in this previous post.

Addendum...
Here are some of the numbers for the smaller clubs......



Aghada RC 27
An Bru 7
Ardmore Roadrunenrs 11
Buttevant RC 11
Bweeng Trailblazers 14
Galtee Runners 17
Leevale 15
St.Catherines 16
St.Nicholas AC 13
Togher AC 13
Carraig na bhFear 9
Carrigtwohill AC 9
Carrick on Suir 7
Donoughmore AC 9
Happy Feet 8
Kilfinane 10
Naas AC 15
Saturday Road Runners 15
Sliabh Bhuidhe 8
Tracton AC 7
Tramore AC 5
Kilkenny Tri Club 13
Kinsale Tri Club 15
Limerick Country Club 5
Cork Tri Club 7

2 comments:

Damian Okeeffe said...
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Damian Okeeffe said...

8 from Dromahane Roadrunners also!